Since a loon is an aquatic bird, two or more loons makes a flock. So, when the owners of the power yacht Loon bought another yacht and christened her with the same name, they now have the Loon Flock. The two megayachts will be chartering in the Med this year, too.
The original yacht Loon is a 180-footer (55-meter) that, inarguably, is one of the most popular and successful charter superyachts around. She frequents the Caribbean and the Bahamas, in fact. Notably, even though her summer season, in the Mediterranean this year, hasn’t even started, she has just a few dates remaining open. Capt. Paul Clarke has been running her the last several years and will continue to manage her operations. He’s already selected her captain and crew, a multi-national group who will carry on Loon’s legacy of five-star service for 12 guests.
Among the things guests will get to enjoy are two new tenders, one a beachable boat and the other ideal for wake surfing. Additionally, they’ll want to use the FunAir slide, from the top deck, and a FunAir swimming pool. The latter will sit off the swim platform and beach club. “This is going to be the main hangout area onboard,” Capt. Clarke says, “I can tell.” He adds, “The beach club is accessed directly from the lower guest cabins, which will be great for rolling out of bed, walking down the hallway, and jumping into the water.”
The newest yacht Loon, meanwhile, is a 221-footer (68-meter). Currently undergoing some service work in France, she underwent a refit in 2020 with her prior owners. (Previously, she was the yacht Icon.) The megayacht offers accommodations for 14, with 18 crewmembers providing service. Of course, that service will include the watersports program that has earned the smaller yacht world renown among charter guests. Anticipate being able to enjoy kitesurfing, wakeboarding, and e-foiling, for instance. Further look forward to diving, since both of the Loon yachts will have PADI-certified dive centers.
While groups of friends will enjoy this bigger boat, the crew believes she suits families well. Besides the above-mentioned toys allowing generations to play together, the yacht will carry several inflatable toys. In terms of her layout, she has four guest staterooms below decks, for those who like to be close to each other. Other genernations—perhaps Mom and Dad, or Grandma and Grandpa—have separate suites. A VIP sits on the upper deck, while the master suite occupies two levels and features a private terrace.
Fun aboard the new Loon Flock begins this summer. The new, bigger Loon may head to the Caribbean and Bahamas later in the year as well.
Interestingly enough, a flock of loons is known as an asylum. The crew and owners like to quip that there’s a joke in here somewhere about how crazy good your charter experience will be.
Yacht Loon (180-footer) yachtloon180.com
Yacht Loon (221-footer) yachtloon.com